Regardless of size or location, each one faces the problem of crime. But which of these communities are the safest cities in America? Continue reading to learn more about the top 3 safest cities in America.
Despite California’s track record as home to some of the safest cities in the country, the gold medal goes to the wealthy town of Plano, deep in the heart of Texas. The Lone Star State’s shining star is the number one safest city in the country with regards to violent crime, and 6th in the nation in vehicle fatalities. Residents enjoy a median income some 60% above the national average, and a police force full of college graduates that keep the town safe, secure, and smiling. When it comes to home security, putting your loved ones in the right circumstances is step 1 in helping to ensure their safety. With impressive schools, extensive public services, low crime rates, and temperate weather, any town listed here would make a welcome home for the most precious things in your life: your family members. Source: ProtectYourHome
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 49
> 2014 murders: 0
> Poverty rate: 12.6%
> Unemployment rate: 4.1%
Of the 11 cities on the list located in California, Irvine is the safest. With no reported murders in 2014 and a violent crime rate of less than one incident for every 2,000 residents, Irvine is also the safest city in the country. Adults in the metro area are much more likely to be educated than adults across the nation. While 30.1% of American adults have earned a bachelor’s degree, 67.7% of adults in Irvine have earned a bachelor’s degree, a higher educational attainment rate than in all but four other U.S. cities.
Property crime is similarly rare in Irvine. At roughly 1,253 reported incidents of crimes such as larceny and burglary for every 100,000 area residents, only a handful of cities had a lower property crime rate than Irvine in 2014. By comparison, the national property crime rate the same year was more than double at 2,596 incidents for every 100,000 people. Source: MSN
Island living is safe living. Honolulu has a violent crime rate of just 230 per 100,000 residents annually. Residents of the city also stay safe by staying out of their cars. Twelve percent take public transportation to work, while another 11 percent either walk or ride a bike. Just 56 percent drive to work alone. Source: CBSNews
If you’re planning a vacation and concerned about the safety of the final destination, these three cities are a good place to start!